The book shows how farmers despite or against project intervention designs (re)create systems which are functional and sustainable according to their current needs and still provide new possibilities for production and labour deployment by farmers. There are three fundamental concepts grounding this study: 1. There are three fundamental concepts grounding this study: 1.- Operational appropriateness of infrastructure to management capability, 2.- Technical appropriateness of infrastructure to management capability, 3.- Productive appropriateness of infrastructure in relation to management capability. These concepts are inter-related and it is crucial to take them into account in designing improved irrigation systems under small-farmer management, so that systems can once again be community-managed and sustainable.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||21 Dec 2005|
|Place of Publication||[S.l.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- appropriate technology
- irrigation systems